Thank you for visiting my page and congratulations on your pregnancy – or new arrival! I am an experienced family and newborn photographer based on the outskirts of Cwmbran. I primarily cover a ten mile radius for newborn sessions. As a mum myself I was amazed by how quickly my two beautiful girls changed as they grew older. One thing I found important was trying to capture special moments as they grew. Our little newborn bundles of joy change so rapidly after birth, recording those changes are priceless. I adore children so it’s been a real joy to have the pleasure of doing newborn photography.
Arranging Your Session:
Its important to try and arrange your newborn photoshoot within the first two weeks after delivery. It would be preferable within the first 5 – 10 days so ideally organise it prior to the baby being born. The reason for this is that after two weeks, baby is more awake and wriggly. As they are more alert, they then become more difficult to pose in the newborn-style posing. ‘Lifestyle’ photoshoots however are always available for a baby of any age. I am very happy to come to your home and set up with my props there. Ideally near some natural light – a nice window or patio doors if possible – as I try to avoid using flash. I do need quite a bit of space as I bring lots of props and equipment with me! Alternatively I have a little studio here where I live so you are very welcome to bring baby here. The photoshoot is unhurried and I am more than happy to spend a couple of hours getting baby settled and posed for the photographs. It’s great to arrange a time when the baby has just had a good feed and is really sleepy!
I have a huge variety of little newborn accessories such as hats, bonnets & hairbands (plus baskets & other props I bring with me). If there is anything in particular you would like your little one to wear or something special you want in some of the photos (a themed shoot for example) I am happy to oblige. I love it when mum and dad – and any siblings – want to get involved and be in some of the photos too but the primary focus will be on the new addition to your family.
NEWBORN PACKAGE £90
- Includes travelling to your home (within approx 10 mile radius of Cwmbran) I am happy to travel further afield for an additional charge.
- I also do newborn sessions at my home – I have large bay windows which let in lots of light. If you feel your home isn’t suitable, then it may be better for you to bring baby to me. Please be aware newborn sessions can average around three hours.
- Use of all props and accessories
- Includes your choice of your favourite 8 high-resolution, fully edited digital images via digital download ready for printing/uploading to social media. If you prefer, you can choose your favourite two 8″ x 6″ mounted prints. Additional images will be available to purchase separately.
- viewing gallery of all preview images from your session
I am happy to organise professional printing of photographs or canvases for you plus the images can be provided on a high-speed USB in a box at an additional cost.
I also offer the combined following package:
BUMP TO BABY £150
This package includes a pre-planned photoshoot of your pregnancy with you (and your partner if he’d like to be involved!) at your home and/or if you prefer at a lovely location of your choice – possibly a nearby park, walk in the woods etc. It’s such a special time being pregnant and the months do fly by, so I would be delighted to photograph your growing bump. Then I will return after the baby is born to photograph the new addition to your family! Ideally, you should be in the third trimester of your pregnancy (over 30 weeks) as we want to show a nice big bump! If you have other little ones, I’m happy to include them in both the maternity and newborn photoshoots. Approximately 8 fully edited digital hi-resolution images will be available for digital download of each session OR two 8″ x 6″ mounted prints. Additional images will be available to purchase if you wish.
If you would like to arrange a bespoke Baby’s First Year Plan, please phone to discuss (07890 395732). I can do a plan to include newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year sessions or a bump to baby plus a 1 year cake smash session etc. The options are endless! If you are still expecting, I of course photograph gender reveal sessions, baby showers and maternity/pregnancy photos.
You will be pleased to know I am also a fully qualified first-aider (and have been for many years!) so baby is in safe hands. I am also DBS checked. 🙂
Additional images (digital or prints) plus canvases, parent albums etc. are available to purchase.
Areas covered for maternity and newborn photography: